Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula
Directed by YEON Sang-Ho
Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best-or worst-of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.
Four years after TRAIN TO BUSAN, a soldier who escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive.
Cast: Gang Dong-won, Lee Jung-hyun
Characters don't seem to have a firm understanding what it means to be human. They sound and look more brain dead than the actual zombies. Plot felt like a distant relative to Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead bound by forced marriage just because Zack saw it once and told himself "I can do that." The CGI is beyond God Awful (somewhat hilarious, but mostly just sad and aggravating because they go on for what seems like unnecessarily forever) and in no way should this have been part of the Train to Busan universe.
Please don't compare this to the 1st Train to Busan...it will be like comparing 2019 to 2020 and on... Think of this as any other American remake of an East Asian classic and you will not be disappointed bc you know to expect mediocrity. You have a bit of Fast and Furious meets...I don't bloody know. The zombies almost feel like a Zombie Ex Machina, after the opening scene, rather than the reason for the tension. But, it's watchable, maybe even re-watchable.
Word of advice: don't think of this movie as a sequel to Train du Busan and you'll enjoy it even more. I loved the action sequences, and the story was cool. A generally good zombie flick with people fighting back.
This is not what I was expecting after Train to Busan. The story was interesting but the CGI was terrible.
Pretty embarrassing effort. An abysmal let down to a series that had heart. Avoid.